Perhaps one of the best ways to express deep emotion is through song, as evidenced by the nearly infinite landscape of tunes that explore the magic of a first date, the thrill of driving your first car and the joy of family life. So what better way could there be, then, to express your love for fishing.
With that in mind, we’ve put together some of our favorite fishing tunes to get your toes tappin’ and your fingers snappin’, and put you in the mood for the outdoors. Check them out below.
1. "The Fishing Hole" // Andy Griffith
This old familiar tune pays tribute to the truly relaxing nature of the sport of fishing, and gives listeners a nostalgic reminder of the good ol’ days in Mayberry. Go ahead and whistle along!
"Just Fishing'" // Trace Adkins
Some of the most wonderful memories we create with our loved ones are those we experience while enjoying the outdoors. This song is an ode to those precious moments spent with our family members while casting a line.
3. "I'm Gonna Miss Her" // Brad Paisley
Sometimes, a guy’s just gotta fish. And sometimes, it can drive that guy’s wife crazy. So goes the tale in this song by Brad Paisley. But we have to wonder … could there have been a happier ending if he’d just asked her to come along and share the fishing experience with him?
4. "The Crawdad Song" // Woodie Guthrie
“The Crawdad Song” is a classic with catchy lyrics, which makes this song easy to turn into an effortless fireside sing-a-long -- though it may be hard to match the harmonica skills on Guthrie’s recording!
5. "Fishin' In The Dark" // Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
In 1987, this song about sharing a romantic fishing trip with your sweetie was a No. 1 hit. It’s still one of our favorite fishing songs, 25 years later.
Here are a few more favorite fishing songs suggested by our readers.
- Cleatus Take the Reel by Tim Hawkins (comedy) on YouTube channel.
- Fishin' by Elvin Bishop on YouTube channel.
- Today is Mine by Jerry Reed on YouTube channel.
- Fish by Craig Cambell on YouTube channel.
We’ve told you some of our favorites, and now it’s your turn. Tell us: What are some of your favorite fishing songs? Let us know in the comments section!